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Title

The anglers

circa 1653


Artist

Adriaen van Ostade

Netherlands

1610 - 1685


About

Adriaen van Ostade spent his entire career in Haarlem where he specialized in etchings of peasant genre subjects. This is his only print that can be classified as a pure landscape. The idyllic Dutch scene is dominated by a rustic wooden bridge where two anglers pass their day peacefully, watching their bait dangle on the unruffled water.


Details


Alternative title

Le pêcheur à la ligne


Date

circa 1653


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

vi of 7 states


Dimensions

11.8 x 16.9 cm platemark; 27.0 x 28.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., [incised plate] "AvO". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Sir Philip Street 1930


Location

Not on display


Accession number

408


Artist information

Adriaen van Ostade

Works in the collection

59


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, p 6. no catalogue numbers

Prints & drawings Europe 1500-1900, Sydney, 2014, p 62, col illus p 63.